Regulatory Branch


Published April 25, 2017
Expiration date: 5/16/2017

Missouri Department of Transportation, in cooperation with Illinois Department of Transportation and the Federal Highways Administration, seeks authorization, under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, to replace the Champ Clark Bridge in Pike County Missouri and Illinois, respectively. 

 Construction of the new bridge and roadway embankment, and removal of the old bridge, will result in temporary and permanent impacts to the Mississippi River and to the emergent and forested wetlands on the Illinois side of the river. The design-build delivery method will be used for the construction of the project, and the details included with this submittal are conceptual. The impacts quantified in the attached public notice are intended to be worst-case conditions, and some impacts may not be required for construction of the project.  Given the purpose and need of the project, the proposed impacts were avoided to the maximum extent practicable; minimized, and the unavoidable impacts are proposed to be compensated for in the mitigation plan detailed in the notice. 

 NOTE:  The public notice also contains language for reviews of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (IEPA), and Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. § 408) (USACE).

 The project is located on US Highway 54 over the Mississippi River between Pike County, MO and Pike County, Illinois (Section 18, Township 54N, Range R1W) near Louisiana, MO.  The project is located at River Mile 283.2 (approximate coordinates 39°27’24.71” N, 91°02’50.82” W).

 Written comments must be submitted by replying by electronic mail or written mail to the addresses shown in the signature block, below. The Public Notice comment period opens on April 25, 2017, and closes on May 16, 2017.